There is no cost involved in opting for an expedited passport during exigency, though an amount of $60 is usually paid as rush fee along with the passport fee. In the routine course it takes a maximum of 10 days to get a passport, while an expedited passport can be had in 4 days . However, it is secured only through the government and no private agency can be involved in the process of issuing an expedited passport. All you have to do is to fill in the passport application and after adding the rush fee of $60 to the original passport fee, send the cover to the regional passport office, after marking `expedite’ on it. Some times, expedited passports are even issued in three days, subject to fulfillment of all conditions.